Oct 19, 2012
DCCC Tops 1 Million Donors
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel announced today that the DCCC has reached an incredible milestone: More than 1 million grassroots donors have contributed to the “Drive for 25” campaign to win the House Majority this election cycle. The one-millionth grassroots donor contributed to our campaign this week during the second presidential debate.
In the 24 hours after the debate, the DCCC raised $1.12 million grassroots online donations. By contrast, the NRCC only raised $1.03 million from unitemized donations in the entire month of September.
“The record-breaking support from our grassroots donors shows that they are energized and eager to fire this Tea Party Republican Majority,” said DCCC Chairman Steve Israel. “The outpouring of support from Americans across the country is allowing us to run an aggressive campaign and hold Republicans accountable for their wrong priorities that put millionaires and special interests over Medicare and the middle class. We will reverse the Tea Party wave because our grassroots supporters have helped lead the way with incredibly strong support every step of the way.”
Despite being in the minority, the DCCC has outraised the NRCC cycle to date by $14 million ($142.4 million to $128.3 million) and the DCCC just had its best quarter in history and outraised the NRCC by more than $4 million ($35.1 million to $30.9 million). This cycle, the average grassroots contribution is about $36.
Read more about DCCC fundraising from small donors in a recent piece by the Washington Post on 10/11/12.